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Grocery Haul for Two

Happy Friday!!  This week I went to both of my regular stores, Costco and Winco. 

My first stop was Winco..

The regular fresh veggies and fruit. I wanted grape or cherry tomatoes but they were so expensive this week so I picked up a few roma tomatoes instead. 

Half and half was on sale for $1.88 for a quart so I bought 2 of them. The date on them was the middle of April so I know I'll use them up before then. The cheese was also on sale for $6. Each bag was 2lbs. Unfortunately when I got to Costco they had their Mozzarella for less than $3 a pound..  Oh well, I tried! The Mexican cheese blend is one I've not tried and Costco does not have that. 

Last week I stocked up on canned beans only to find them a better deal this week at .48 cents a can. I was out of canned cream of 'something' soups so I picked up a few of those as well as the green chiles. I see some Mexican food in my future! :)

Total for Winco this week: $39.00

Next stop was Costco..
Why is it I can get all of the C…

Wednesday on the Homestead

Good morning and happy first day of spring!! Spring makes me happy :). Winter is done now in the PNW and warmer days have taken over and I'm loving it.
I'm a little later this morning in getting my Wednesday post out. I took care of a few chores before sitting down to write my post. Before I started I went out on my deck to take my weekly picture. I'm glad I waited because I was met with this lovely site..

We get a little family of deer that like to come and graze on the grass occasionally. It was sweet to see a couple of them this morning. 
I've had several things going on in the last week and feel like life has been so busy.  As I shared last week my daughter had her baby and I've spent time taking her meals and rocking my newest little love.  
Towards the end of last week my Hubby had a work related conference he had to attend in Seattle. It was a one day conference so we decided to expand the time.  We left early in the morning, drove to Seattle, and checked int…

Menu Monday!

Good morning! Last weeks menu was all over the place. I was so busy in so many directions and we were out of town as well.
The BBQ pork was delicious...

I served it with tater tots and a salad.  We had that for 2 nights instead of making it into pulled pork sandwiches.
We also had a bbq and I didn't get the full meal picture but I served it with french bread and salad..

And that is where the pictures of our meals ended. Hubby and I were out of town for one night and ate out and the following night we got home late and picked up a take and bake pizza and a salad on our way home. 
Over the weekend I pulled out a couple freezer meals and on Sunday Hubby had another freezer meal and I had a salad. 
I did make the potato hamburger and bacon casserole for my daughter. She said they all loved it and ate almost the whole thing. I also made her some pulled pork and chili (her after baby meals). 
So this week should be less hectic and here is my plan...
Meatball Sub Casserole - …

Grocery Haul for Two

Good Morning!! This week was a catch up and restocking week. I went to both Costco and Winco.
My first stop was Costco...

I picked up 2 types of bread, country buttermilk and rye bread (it's that time of year and Costco has rye bread for a great price). I also bought ranch dressing, mixed nuts, sliced cheese, bbq sauce (Sweet Baby Rays, my favorite! :), and butter.  The pistachios and cookies are being given as gifts. 
And I picked up meat. I used the last of the pork shoulder/butt roast in my freezer last week and it was time to get some more.  Costco sells it for $1.99 a pound and my package was 15 pounds. I spent almost $31 for that and when I got home I divided it into 2 and 3 pound packages and put it in my freezer. 
Along with it being the time of year for rye bread, it's also the time of year for corned beef....

I picked up 2 of them.  I really enjoy corned beef and look forward to this time of year.  It was brought up by a friend of mine, do you buy the cheapest one you …

Wednesday on the Homestead

Good morning! Busy, busy is how I would describe my week! How is your week going?
The first and most exciting news to share is my daughter had her baby! This is her 5th baby and 3rd little girl. We are grandparents once again. We were so happy to welcome little Luna Faith into our family last week. She weighed 8lbs 6oz. She came so fast that the midwife made it to my daughter's house with only 4 minutes to spare! She had a 2 hour labor. I had a few babies like that and it's quite the experience to have it all happen so fast. 

Grandpa and I headed over the next day (she was born later in the evening) to meet our newest sweet baby..

I've had other things going on in my life this last week but they all seem to take a back seat to a new baby :).
One thing that's making me happy is that the snow has melted and while it's still a bit chilly, it's so nice to think we are moving towards spring now. 
I also think I'm still trying to adjust to the time change. I would …

Menu Monday!

Good morning friends! Last week's menu went well with only one change. I had planned a bbq but we changed our minds. It was not a big deal as I was able to use leftovers into a new meal.
Here is a look at last week's meals..
I enjoyed this meal of pork chops, brown rice with gravy and a salad...

I actually used pork steaks and I like them better. Pork chops always seem so dry to me. I baked them in a 350 degree oven until they were cooked through (maybe 45 minutes?). For seasonings I sprinkled on both sides a little salt, pepper, granulated garlic, seasoning salt, and Worcestershire sauce.  I used 2 cups of chicken broth that I had from making chicken stock with the rotisserie chicken I purchased a couple weeks ago.  In a small sauce pan I heated up 4T butter and added 6T flour when the butter had melted. I then added the 2 cups of chicken stock and 1 cup from the juices in the pan of pork steaks. Brought this to a boil and let it cook to thicken up and cook the flour taste out…

Grocery Haul for Two

Good morning from the PNW! Todays post will be a short one. I only had to make one grocerry stop.
I didn't need anything from Costco this week so it was a quick trip to Winco:

I was out of fruit so I picked up the regular bananas, apples and oranges. But I still had a lot of fresh veggies in my fridge and only needed some greens for salads and a bag of mini peppers. 

For dairy I picked up milk, half & half and some ice cream.

And finally it was cereal, sunflower seeds for salad toppers and some ground beef....

$2.08 per pound is good price around here. I still have hamburger in the freezer so I only grabbed 3 pounds. I divided it up into 1# packages and put it in the freezer. 

Grand total for this week: $30.00

That's all for this weeks Grocery Haul for Two!
Crystal :)

Wednesday on the Homestead

Good morning friends! How is your week going? Mine has been busy in several directions.
I had 2 of my children up for a visit over the weekend and that was so nice. Always love seeing my kids and catching up on life with them.
There was another snow storm predicted for our area so yesterday I got out and picked up my groceries. I woke up this morning to nothing but very light flurries, cold temps and wind, but thankfully no real snow accumulation. Maybe we can start moving onward to spring like weather? We'll see.
I'm finding it hard to believe it's almost time to move the clocks forward. My hubby works in Oregon and we live in Washington. Oregon is deciding if they want to stop moving the clocks around. I like that idea but we both realized if Oregon does this and Washington does not then it will make for a crazy life of living in 2 different times. We'll see what eventually happens.
Over the next couple weeks or so we're in the baby waiting mode. My daughter…